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1911 Patsy Gallacher made his debut for Celtic in the Scotish League match against St Mirren. Only 5'6" tall and weighing 10 stone he became one of the greatest ball playing inside-forwards of his era. When he left Celtic for Falkirk in 1926 he had won six League Championships and four Cup winners medals. He played on for a further five seasons with Falkirk before retiring. Scored about 150 goals in roughly 450 Scottish League matches and played 11 times for Ireland between 1920 and 1927. He died in 1964.
1936 England beat Hungary 6-2 at Highbury with goals from Brook, Britton, Carter and a Drake hat trick. It was to be 29 years and four defeats before England beat Hungary again.
1937 John Parris, Luton Town outside-left, transferred to Northampton Town. He was the first black player to win a Welsh cap when he played for Wales against Ireland in 1932. At that time he was with Bradford, his first club, but went on to play for Bournemouth in 1934 and Luton in February 1937. His career record from 1928 to 1939 was 268 League games and 70 goals.
1948 Alf Ramsey wins his first England Cap over Switzerland at Highbury. England won the match 6-0.
1959 Chelsea beat Atletico Bilbao 5-3 at Stamford Bridge with two goals each from Livesey and Greaves and one from Tindall.
1997 Borussia Dortmund beat Cruzeiro 2-0 to win the World Club Championship in Tokyo.